Author: Alexandra Ivy
(Immortal Rogues #1)
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Fantasy, Historical Fiction
Published: August 1st 2003
Where I Got It: Borrowed from library
Centuries have passed since Gideon Ravel dwelled among humans. Now he must infiltrate the cream of London society to earn the trust of one woman. Simone, Lady Gilbert, possesses an amulet of unimaginable power, and no concept of the threat that surrounds her. The ton's gossip prepared him for her beauty and wit. But he is blindsided by her barely disguised sensuality and his growing need to possess her. . .
None of the idle aristocrats who vie for Simone's attentions know about her past. To them, she is the sophisticated, worldly widow known as the "Wicked Temptress." The truth would ruin her, and she has never been tempted to reveal it until now. Yet beneath Gideon's bold, black-eyed stare is a hunger that demands satisfaction and complete surrender. . .and a secret far more dangerous than her own. . .
Randomly stumbled upon this going through some ebooks with the word "LORD" in the title. Yes, yes, for the reading challenge I am a part of. This sounded pretty good and I could use some PNR with a vamp. It's been a minute.
The story follows Gideon Ravel and Simone. It has been centuries since Gideon has dwelled among the mortals. Now, he must infiltrate society in order to can the trust of Simone. She has possession of an amulet that has unimaginable power and she has zero idea. He is blindsided by his lust for her. To society, Simone is a sophisticated and worldly widow. The truth, though, would ruin her.
I wish I could say I enjoyed this, but I flat out didn't. I barely cared about Simone or Gideon or even the story. Sometimes I can look past my dislike of the characters and enjoy the story. Or vice versa. I love the characters but the story is meh. Here? I was just bored.
The beginning had promise and I was intrigued, but then after a bit I was yawning.
The story seemed to drag on and on.
The characters were meh. I didn't "hate" them, but they felt really distant to me.
I did finish this just so I could get credit for my reading challenge. If I didn't have the challenge, I would've DNFed it I think.
However, I will say that I was intrigued (a small bit) by learning what Simone's secret was and learning more about the amulet.
In the end, not for me. There was a glimmer of interest in wanting to know Simone's secret and that amulet. The beginning few pages had promise. Other than that, I felt bored by reading this. I'll give it 2 stars.
- #21 for Romance Reading Challenge - "Lord" in title